Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government
environmental programme that provides financial incentives to increase
the uptake of renewable heat. There is a domestic and non-domestic
scheme. The Burkhardt gasifier and CHP units are of a size that means
they are used in industrial, i.e. non-domestic settings.
Under the non-domestic RHI
scheme, the gasifier
and CHP can be accredited together under the Solid Biomass CHP tariff.From the beginning of October until the end of December 2016, the Solid Biomass CHP tariff is £42.2 per MWh.
Obligation (RO) is one of the main support mechanisms for
renewable electricity projects in the UK. Renewable Obligation
are certificates issued to operators of Renewables Obligation
accredited generating stations for the eligible renewable
electricity they generate. Operators sell their ROCs
to suppliers (or traders), which allows them to receive a premium in
addition to the wholesale electricity price. The RO scheme closes to new applicants in March 2017.
Burkhardt units are eligible for the ROCs and as an advanced
gasification system (based on the calorific content of the woodgas),
receive 1.8 ROCs until March 2017. The current value of each ROC is around £40 per MWh.